Birds of a Feather (BoF)

BoF (Birds of a Feather) sessions are held at RIPE Meetings to start an informal discussion on a topic of shared interest among RIPE Meeting attendees. If a BoF attracts sufficient interest, it might become a RIPE Working Group or Task Force.

Monday, 13 May 18:00 – 19:00

Operations meets Standardisation (and vice-versa)

Jan Zorz, Internet Society

This BoF is a logical continuation of discussion after “Best Current Operational Practices” presentation at plenary session earlier that day. We’ll try to gather together interested people in starting an community effort and a discussion group that would get involved in creating the documents that describes how Internet is ran today (IPv6 and IPv4) and how we implement new technologies like IPv6, DNSsec, RPKI and all others.

Where: Landsdowne/Pembroke Room


RIPEstat live demo

Christian Teuschel, Vasco Asturiano and Vesna Manojlovic, RIPE NCC

RIPEstat is a RIPE NCC service that provides users with information on a specific Internet number resource (IP address, prefix or ASN) from a variety of data sources. The information is provided as visualisations which can be embedded on a website. Results are also available through a scriptable data API. The RIPEstat “toolbox” is developed in close cooperation with the RIPE community.

At this live demonstration we will reveal new features and report on ongoing development. This is a great opportunity for our users to share feedback directly with the developers and learn more about RIPEstat first-hand.

Where: Herbert Room


Tuesday, 14 May 18:00 – 19:00

Promoting Transparency and Efficiency in IPv4 Transfers

Louis Sterchi, Kalorama Group

This BoF session gives an introduction to the current dynamics of IPv4 Transfer Market in different regions. Topics covered including market trends, transfer policies, and other related issues. A discussion will also be given regarding future policy proposals and forecasts that will affect market dynamics. The session is open to anyone who is interested in or wants to learn more about the IPv4 Transfer Market. Guinness and Harp’s will be provided for refreshments.

Where: Herbert Room


Wednesday, 15 May 08:00 – 09:00

Meet the RIPE NCC Executive Board

The RIPE NCC Executive Board wish to engage with RIPE NCC members and other RIPE 66 attendees to discuss the organisation and its services.

Where: Diplomat Room of the Sussex Restaurant

Thursday, 16 May 16:00 – 17:30

Open Source BoF/WG

Ondrej Filip, CZ.NIC
Martin Winter, NetDEF

This BoF is a dry run for a potential future RIPE Working Group. The aim of the Open Source Working Group is to foster discussion among developers, ISPs and other RIPE community members about Open Source projects related to the RIPE community.


Where: Herbert Room


Thursday, 16 May 18:00 – 19:00

RIPE Atlas Community meetup

Vesna Manojlovic

We are organising an interactive session to bring RIPE Atlas users and beta-testers together in one room with RIPE Atlas developers and the Measurements Community Builder to discuss developments, exchange ideas and best practices, suggest improvements, etc.

This is also a great opportunity to learn more about the RIPE Atlas anchors pilot project, how to get involved, host requirements, features and more!

Invited: Volunteers hosting RIPE Atlas probes, operators using RIPE Atlas for measurements, data-junkies and hosts of Atlas anchor boxes would like to have an opportunity to meet with each other, to discuss their experiences and give feedback, wishes for new features, priorities of the current features requests to RIPE NCC staff.

Where: Landsdowne & Pembroke Room